Four Popular Search Topics for Labs in 2021

In the past twelve months, we’ve covered a lot of ground on the blog, and many of the posts have clearly resonated with clinical labs. So, we thought it would be interesting to share the topics that readers like you have been most interested in. Not surprisingly, these tie into what’s been happening in the clinical diagnostics sector this year.

Trends affecting clinical labs in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to drive change across the sector, demanding record turnaround time by labs, which was facilitated by more automation and integration of system components.

One review of laboratory medicine management reported that managing, accessing, and processing “big data” for the purposes of COVID-19 investigation and surveillance was a challenge. This is something we witnessed second-hand in our work with public health labs this year. Because the sharing of data is not currently standardized, securely accessing and collaborating on data from multiple regions while maintaining regulatory compliance is difficult, but very important. It’s something we touched on in our previous post on ontology.